Thu.Aug 08, 2019

Which Categories of Seed Startups are Thriving? Which Aren't?

Tomasz Tunguz

Which sectors see more startup company formation than others? The answer has changed quite a bit over the last 8 years. Some sectors have hit their apogee and are declining. Others have grown by more than 3x. Yet others are growing geometrically. Let’s take a look. Hot Spaces.

QBE & Nimbla: A Success Story Of Corporate-Startup Innovation

TechStars

By Ted Stuckey, Managing Director of QBE Ventures. My goal is to make QBE a partner of choice for startups.

Streaks

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Seth Godin says it so well in this blog post celebrating his 11th anniversary of writing every day on his personal blog. Streaks are their own reward. Streaks create internal pressure that keeps streaks going. Streaks require commitment at first, but then the commitment turns into a practice, and the practice into a habit. Habits are much easier to maintain than commitments. We see this in several of our portfolio companies.

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Say Something Different

GAN

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I posted an open position on a local college website, looking for a nanny. The post was this: Denver couple looking for a nanny for our two- and five-year-old girls. You’d be working most Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day and on Wednesday nights with the option for additional hours throughout the week. The pay is $18/hour. If you’re interested, please contact us. Now, on first glance, the post is fine.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

 Child Care & Coworking part 2

GCUC

A continuation of part one… Just to recap…. In every facebook group, forum, contact form and unconference- Coworking and childcare comes up. While most of us agree that it is needed and the next step in the “co” nich movement- there is a real lack of information around it.

Does your board give you good advice?

Berkonomics

This may be news, but boards of directors can offer bad advice. Having served on more than forty boards, I’ve seen such a variety of good and bad advice that my stories could fill a book. (oh, oh, wait.

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[WayUp in CNBC] Over 100,000 students voted on the No. 1 internship of 2019—and it isn’t Google or Facebook

OurCrowd

Google and Facebook offer some of the most sought-after internships and jobs in the world. But when career site WayUp surveyed over 100,000 students and considered thousands of employers, they found that it’s actually SAP that offers the best internship of 2019. Read more here.

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[Influitive in PR Web] Influitive Announces Appointment of New CEO Dan McCall

OurCrowd

Influitive Corporation—a provider of online community and customer advocacy software—today announced the appointment of Dan McCall as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, while founder Mark Organ has assumed a new role as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Read more here.

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